A former Lincoln City Taft Elementary 6th grade school teacher and former Lincoln City city councilor has pleaded guilty to ten counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse. David Lon Humphrey, 61, will be sentenced to what will surely be a very long time in prison on January 24th.
Humphrey was arrested one year ago, almost to the day, when criminal investigators, after a two month investigation, knocked on his door and confiscated his computer and files. Humphrey’s arrest was part of a region-wide Oregon Department of Justice investigation into what was described as a large child pornography internet ring. Investigators said there were over 400 files of child pornography on Humphrey’s computer when they confiscated it as evidence.
Humphrey will be sentenced Tuesday, January 24th, 9:15am, on ten counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse which carries a potential 75 year prison sentence. Humphrey remains free on bail pending his sentencing on the 24th.
Humphrey served on the Lincoln City City Council from 1997 – 2004.